What size powder snowboard do I need?

What size powder snowboard do I need?

Step #1: Use Your Height, Weight, Boot Size and Riding Style

Rider Height (in) Rider Weight (lbs) Snowboard Size (cm)
5ft 6in 140 – 155 149–157
5ft 8in 150 – 165 154–162
5ft 10in 160 – 175 159–167
6ft 170 – 185 160+

How do you know what size snowboard to get for women?

These shorter length boards are good for beginners and freestyle riders. A longer board could reach from your nose to just over your head….Snowboard Sizing Chart Based on Height.

Rider Height (ft/in) Rider Height (cm) Snowboard Size (cm)
5’1″ 155cm 130-140
5’3″ 160cm 135-145
5’4″ 163cm 140-150
5’5″ 165cm 145-152

Is a longer or shorter snowboard better for powder?

If you’re riding primarily in the park or freestyle, pick a board on the shorter end of the size range. If you’re riding is mostly all mountain, powder or freeriding, consider a snowboard on the longer end of the size range or grabbing a volume shifted board. If you are above average weight consider a longer snowboard.

Are powder snowboards longer?

One glance at this winter’s lineup of powder-oriented snowboards confirms a trend that’s been creeping in over the past few seasons: powder boards are getting shorter. A lot shorter — at least 10 to 15 centimeters more abbreviated than what was previously thought ideal.

How big should my powder board be?

If you normally ride a 157-162 cm board and you’re an average sized guy (most riders), you will want the Hover/Ultra-craft 156 cm. If you normally ride a 162+ cm board, or you have size US 11/11.5 boot or bigger, grab a Hover/Ultra-craft 160 cm.

What type of snowboard is best for powder?

REI puts snowboards into five categories to help you find the right type of board for the style of snowboarding you do:

  • All-mountain: best for any terrain.
  • Freestyle: best for the park.
  • Freeride: best for ungroomed snow in any terrain.
  • Powder: best for deep powder snow.
  • Splitboard: best for the backcountry.

What size powder board should I get?

Should a powder board be shorter?

You want a longer (and preferably rockered) board to allow the nose of the board to float above the deep powder snow. Upsize 1-2cm for rockered powder boards and 2-6cm for cambered powder boards.

Are powder snowboards shorter?

Can you ride switch on a powder board?

Some directional boards are terrible for riding switch, but their unique shape will make riding on powder glorious. Those more directional boards will keep your nose upright, make powder riding less tiring, and enable you to ride much harder terrain.

What is the best size snowboard for a woman?

The 152 cm is a great size for slightly taller, heavier or more experienced pow hunters and the 155 cm is for women of above average height and weight. The Airheart is our elite all-mountain freestyle board built for women who like to carve hard and take to the air with confidence.

What is a powder snowboard?

Long, narrow stiff boards provide the edge holding ability and stability needed for freecarve snowboarding. Freecarving involves maneuvering between gates and poles – it’s a popular sport at the Winter Olympics. If you’re lucky enough to live somewhere that enjoys regular, heavy snowfall, powder snowboards could be for you.

What size is a snowboard measured in?

It is typically measured in millimeters. Narrow waist widths can be rolled from edge to edge faster than wider snowboards. Snowboards are designed to be ridden with your toes and heels very close to the edge of the board and waist width should correspond roughly with boot size.

What size snowboard boots should I get?

The 159 cm is a great all-around size for those under 6 feet (1.8m) / 175 lbs (78 kg). Bigger guys with smaller than size 11 boots should jump up to the 162 or 165, and if you got big boots, size 11 and up, go for the 161W or 164W.